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Constitution of Women's Committees at IIPE.

 The Composition and the functions of the Cells/ Committees are furnished below: -  

 Women's Cell:  As a part of the institute's commitment to ensure gender balance, gender budgeting, gender diversity, gender equity, gender justice, and gender welfare a women's cell is being constituted in the institute.


Prof S. Sumitra Chairperson
Professor and Principal, Dr B.R.Ambedkar College of Law  
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.  
Presiding Officer of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)  
Member & Alternate chair (Ex officio),  
Dr Raka Mondal, Asst. Professor Member
Representing faculty  
Mrs. Ch. Kalika Devi, Finance Officer Member
Representing Staff  
Mrs S.N.V. Saritha, PS to Director Member
Representing Staff  
Female student representing the B.Tech program Member
Female student representing Ph.D program Member


The Cell shall: -

(a) Facilitate a gender sensitive environment enabling women and girls to maximize their potential. 

(b) Address the issues and concerns of all women and girls working and studying in the Institute;

(c) Facilitate a conducive working environment in which women and girls can work and study in a safe and secure environment; 

(d) Work in close cooperation with the ICC constituted by the Institute in accordance with “The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013;

(e) Help the ICC in dealing with cases of workplace discrimination and/or harassment of any kind;

(f) Endeavour to meet at least once every four months, interact with the female members of the institute and keep a record the proceedings of its meetings and interactions; 

(g) Submit the Minutes of its meetings, Reports (if any) containing its recommendations/suggestions etc to the Director. 

(h) The Cell Shall, towards achieving its objectives as above, organize/facilitate such events/activities as:

(i) Dialogue and discussion on gender issues;

  1. Gender sensitization lectures and talks; 
  2. Gender related seminars and workshops;
  3. Competitions on gender-related themes; 
  4. Women-empowerment initiatives; 
  5. Celebrations of international women’s day etc.

The Chairperson (external expert) will be eligible for payment of sitting fee/honorarium in accordance with the approval accorded by the BOG. (committees constituted by the Director).

The Officer nominated by the Registrar, IIPE shall arrange for administrative, secretarial and logistics supports to the Cell, as needed. 

The Cell comes into effect immediately and will remain in force, until further orders. 

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